Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced a scholarship scheme worth HK$347,965,000 (US$44.86m) that will provide 100 students with full tuition scholarships to study at world renowned universities. Students in receipt of the scholarships will be expected to return to work in Hong Kong after graduating.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, but priority will be given to students who would not otherwise be able to afford overseas study. Students who choose to take up subjects that will benefit Hong Kong’s economy or those not available domestically will also be at an advantage.
The Scholarship for Excellence will cover tuition fees for the normal duration of an undergraduate programme, or two years of postgraduate study. Scholars may study at any university that appears in the top 100 of any of the four major global academic rankings: QS World University Ranking, Shanghai Jiaotong University Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking and US News and World Report.
London universities in the top 100
The following London universities are ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the major global academic rankings:
Imperial is consistently rated among the world’s best universities and has a reputation for teaching and research in science, engineering, medicine and management. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, Imperial College London was ranked 2nd best university in the world. Read more about Imperial College London and search for courses.
Described by the Sunday Times as “an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation”, UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the UK and worldwide. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, UCL was ranked as the 5th best university in the world. Read more about University College London and search for courses.
King’s is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London. King’s ranked 16th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings and is one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Read more about King’s College London and search for courses.
LSE is a specialist university with a global reach. LSE frequently appears in the top reaches of international and national league tables. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, LSE was ranked 71st best university in the world. Read more about the LSE and search for courses.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a leading postgraduate medical institution that specialises in teaching and research in public health and tropical medicine. LSHTM ranked in the top 100 of the US News and World Report Rankings. Read more about LSHTM and search for courses.
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. The university was ranked in the top 100 best universities in the 2014 QS World University Rankings. Read more about Queen Mary University of London and search for courses.